4 Essential Tips for job-hunting for new grads

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4 Things that I had to learn the hard way so you don’t have to. 1. Don’t pigeon hole yourself I have a degree in film, media and theatre production. When I first got out of school I was solely applying to work on film sets, in production companies, or in theatres. I didn’t occur to me that my skill sets could be applied to other industries and in nonconventional ways! It’s important to remember that you are a unique person with unique experiences, talents, and skills to bring to the workplace, and there are more jobs out there than just the one you may have been traditionally trained. Skills are transferable, and know how they can be transferred as […]

Answering tough questions

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“So, tell me about yourself” This question starts off 99% of the interviews out there, it’s your first opportunity to make a great first impression, and yet almost no one practices it beforehand. Possibly because no one told you how to answer it properly, and possibly because it’s a hugely open ended question about the #1 thing you might be most uncomfortable talking about…you! So most people wing it…and it’s disastrous. Why is it so important to get it right? If you get it right, you immediately grab the interviewers attention and you establish a confident, prepared tone. If you get it wrong, the interview is off to rough start within the first 60 seconds, the interviewer may disengage, and […]